December To-Do List

Wow wow wow.  December 1st!  Already.

I don't know about you, but December is shaping up to be a busy month!  It always is, but this year I feel like I have added a dozen more things to my normal list of tree trimming, gift buying, and partying.  Anytime I start to feel overwhelmed, it helps me to sit down and write out a list.  If it's on paper (or the blog) and I can see it and check it off, I feel better about it.  So, here's my list for the month of December...
  • Buy 12 gifts for Sami's 12 Days of Christmas Swap.  It's been a lot of fun getting to know my new found bloggy friend Lisa...she's one cool chick! ;) I have 4 down, 8 to go...I'm stressing a little over the $50 limit.  How the heck do you buy TWELVE gifts for $50 or less?!?!  They have to be mailed to her by the 12th!
  • Going to buy Eclipse at midnight this Friday!
  • Going to watch my hometown play in the 4A High School Football Championship game on Saturday!  Also, my beloved Sooners will be playing in the Big 12 Championship on the same the same time!  Go Bulldogs and BOOMER SOONER!
  • Meeting Impulsive and our friend Mona at Hideaway next Friday night for GNO!
  • The RHOK is getting together on the 12th or 19th to take pictures for the Cube Project. Have you heard of that? It's really cool. You should check it out!
  • Also getting together with The RHOK for a Christmas party. Date is still undecided.
  • Christmas Play w/ my kiddos at church. We have 2 more Sundays and 2 more Wednesdays to practice. Our Christmas Play is on December 19th.
  • A birthday party for Jesus at church after the Christmas Play.
  • I still have Michael, Isaiah, my Granny, and a few small friend gifts to buy.
  • Angel tree gifts to buy.
  • My kiddos at church and I are working on a Christmas package for a church in Paraguay.
  • I need to wrap most of my gifts. I only have a few wrapped and under the tree right now.
  • The Christmas Party for Isaiah's class is on December 17th. We're going to set up centers and have the kids rotate. So, I'm planning on 3 craft stations, 1 coloring station, and a hot chocolate and cookie decorating station. I've got to finish planning all of that. I haven't even started on the crafts yet!
  • Christmas Party at the American Legion. We usually have about 50 kids and I have to think of a craft for our craft table and make sure my cousins will come down and sing some carols with the kids...oh, and I have to secure a Santa Clause!
  • I'm in the middle of planning my cousin Lindsay's baby shower for the day after's going to be a Winter Wonderland theme. I can't wait to show you guys what I have planned!
  • I'm also planning Isaiah's birthday party.  It's January 5th and I have to get it all together before Christmas.
  • On top of all of that, I have baking and a few gifts I'm wanting to make...some photo books to put together...Christmas cards to mail out...and I'm sure there is something that I'm leaving off the list. 
Needless to say, I'm going to be busy.  How about you?  What sort of things are you busy with during this holiday season?

Here are a few of the pictures I have taken recently, all courtesy of my iPhone because someone left their camera at their Granny's and keeps forgetting it everytime she's down there...we won't name any names.

Thanksgiving @ Isaiah's school

 Black Friday

 Our Christmas tree and a few other decorating pics

Hope you all are having a great week so far!

I'm linking up with Sugarplum Creations
Countdown to Christmas
P.S.  Wanna exchange Christmas cards?  If so, email me your address (jennykate77(at)yahoo(dot)com).

22 comments...I love comments:

Stacie said...

Oh, I love the leg lamp, its Fra-geee-le. And I saw a commercial for the Eclipse release and just knew that you would be 1st in line!

Kelli said...

You have one busy December...jammed packed with fun stuff. I love the pictures of Isaiah...he's just so cute!! I have cards to make, cookies for a friends cookie party, all of my shopping (sad, I know), decorations to put up...I'm so behind. Enjoy your month!!!

Connie said...

I shop drunk too!

So....I guess we'll see you mid January sometime huh?

Don't forget to go to star bucks now and refuel!

Lisa said...

I am glad you are feeling the same way... b/c I have the majority of your gifts bought, but still questioning a couple of ideas and how its going to fit in the limit and if you'll like it or not. Ahhhhh!!! LOL

Renee said...

Wow, that is going to be a super busy December! You're such a multitasker tho, you'll totally make it!! :)
Love you decorations!!

Sheila said...

ok...just READING your list made me tired! LOL!

MiMi said...

Reading your list makes me shudder thinking about my own list. UGH. I don't have ONE gift bought. ONE.
I love the shopping drunk picture!

Novelista Barista said...

ooh man ur list puts my dec list to shame!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

That "I used to hate the holidays...Not I shop drunk" picture had me laughing so hard! I don't know why that hit me so funny but it did.
Cute pics and cute Christmas decor-You are really on your game this year!

Shilo said...

Man, you are busy! :) I pray that in the midst of all the hub bub that you will sense a deep down JOY from serving and loving others and that His springs of Living Water will renew your strength day by day and for each and every task! God bless you!!

Dawn said...

Even with all that you have left, you still have more finished than I do. LOL!

I don't have a tree up to put presents under. I've not wrapped one gift. Actually I haven't bought any Christmas gifts. I have bought Camy's birthday gifts.

I'm way behind. Goodnight.

Shawn said...

I thought I was exhausted thinking about all I had to get done...girl you win! Plus you work outside of the home. It's official, you're my new hero!

I have to say I'm al little jealous that you and IA are IRL friends, I wanna come and play with y'all!

I love...I used to hate the Holiday, now I shop drunk! That's me to a tee!

I have your address from the birthday swap I hosted last year, do you still have mine?

Mom Mayhem says: said...

You sure are 1 busy chick! I also have a lot of the same things on my to do list -It doesn't help that I'm a procrastinator ;) BTW I love all the pics -especially the Christmas decorations ones :)

Lissa said...

such fun pictures! You have such a busy calendar! But that's part of the fun of christmas!

starnes family said...

Compulsive is a total nut. GNO sounds like fun with her!

brainella said...

Holy moly. Did you schedule yourself some relax time? :-) You know, coffee and a book time?

Oh, and we are driving 18 hours to central NY on December 22. Want to swap? Ick. At least I'll have snow for Christmas this year.

Impulsive Addict said...

I MADE YOUR LIST!! SCORE! I lub you JK and our GNO is going to TOTALLY ROCK!

Okay....your list left me feeling horrible. You are my new inspiration. Seriously.

I loved all the pics. My fav were of your decorations.

I'm so behind on reading blogs it's not even funny. It's hard to do when you have a FIL standing over your shoulder and you don't want him to find out about your secret BLOG. Ughh.

I wanna cry and then get drunk. Or maybe the other way around. I'll let you know.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. I have so much to do. My son's Christmas program at school is tonight. I'm so excited. :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Wow, you are busy!!! I get a little overwhelmed thinking about my to-do list, but I'm trying to enjoy it. Thanks so much for linking up!! :)

shortmama said...

My list is crazy too! I can barely get through a "regular" day and then add in Christmas stuff and my youngests birthday and Christmas parade and decorating...eeeeeeeek!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are going to be pretty busy! Our Decembers are never really that busy.

Becca said...

WOW!! Busy December....mine is the same but I hate to list it out- it would exhaust me more!!!